A pair of movies at the Detroit Film Theatre on July 25, 2015 showed how human beings can respond to being pushed to the limit, both by circumstance and by their own choice.
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When the cold of winter descends upon us again, I might think back to the pleasant summer feeling of the evening of Friday, July 17, 2015. The centerpiece of the evening was a visit to the Detroit Film Theatre, where I enjoyed the compelling French Canadian drama Félix and Meira.
If you’re over the age of 40, you probably have memories of drive-in movie theaters scattered around the Detroit metropolitan area. Those drive-ins, which peaked in popularity in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, began disappearing in the 1980s when their property became more valuable for strip malls, restaurants, and other year-round businesses.
One of the philosophies that I carry around in my pocket is: Life is movement—either growth, decay, or renewal—and renewal always precedes growth.
The Detroit Film Theatre and Michigan Theater are currently applying this philosophy in different ways as they face the endless challenges of time and competition.